The Bead MakerUnknown - 2002
Featuring 30 recipes for crafting beautiful beads of all shapes, sizes and styles, this unique guide teaches crafters literally everything they need to know to create their own original handmade bead jewelry. The initial section covers basic materials, including easy-to-use self-hardening clay, polymer clay, paper, felt and foil, as well as techniques for embellishing polystyrene and wooden formers. the second section applies these techniques to specific projects that guarantee success through step-by-step illustrations and complete instructions. A final section shows readers how to put their beads together to create a range of elegant and fun jewelry pieces, including bracelets, barrettes, earrings, pins and more. Projects include: bull; Painted, embossed and inscribed beads bull; Millefiori flower and animal beads bull; Marbled felt and patterned felt beads bull; Embellished ready-made beads bull; Encrusted beads and natural beads Mary Maguire is an artist specializing in fine art and textiles. She continues to develop and exhibit her own work and is also the author of several craft books, including Wonderful Wire and Magic Lanterns. She lives in Buckfastleigh, England.
Publisher: Cincinnati : North Light Books, 2002
Branch Call Number: 746.5942 Mag
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill
Alternative Title: Subtitle on cover: Projects for creating hand-crafted beads